Moog donates printer to Colorado School of Mines

ADAPT member company Moog has donated an EOS M270 Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) system to Colorado School of Mines to further advance additive manufacturing research collaboration between the ADAPT Center and the Laser Machining Group led by Dr. Jeff Squier. This generous donation will serve as a tool for the development and characterization of additively manufactured nonreactive metals and as a test bed for integrating with AM a first-of-its-kind femtosecond laser imaging and machining system.

ADAPT featured in Additive Manufacturing Magazine

ADAPT is the focus of the feature article in the January issue of Additive Manufacturing. “How Machine Learning Is Moving AM Beyond Trial and Error” by Peter Zelinski highlights ADAPT’s machine learning approach to materials manufacturing and discovery in AM.

ADAPT selected as finalist for COBRT Collaboration in Industry Award

Congratulations, ADAPT! ADAPT was selected as a finalist by Colorado Business Roundtable (COBRT) for their Collaboration in Industry Award in the Education & Workforce category. The winners in each category will be announced at a luncheon hosted by COBRT on Dec. 7, 2017. The luncheon will feature keynote speeches by Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and Jim Clifton, Chairman and CEO of Gallup.

The Collaboration in Industry Awards recognize Colorado’s leaders in collaboration and partnership—those that go the extra mile to make Colorado’s business ecosystem stronger. ADAPT is honored to be a finalist!

Confluent Medical partners with ADAPT via postdoctoral fellowship

Confluent Medical Technologies has established the Confluent Medical Postdoctoral Fellowship at Mines toward developing these technologies via an initial $100,000 gift. The ADAPT team has hired a postdoctoral researcher to work on the project full time. Read full story on ConfluentMedical.com>>

ADAPT receives Genesis Award for outstanding economic development achievement

ADAPT, the Alliance for the Development of Additive Processing Technologies, a research consortium focused on developing technologies to accelerate the certification and qualification of 3D printed metal parts, has been honored by the Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation with its Genesis Award at today’s 24th annual Industry Appreciation Awards Breakfast.

“The Alliance for the Development of Additive Processing Technologies (ADAPT) represents a vital partnership moving Jefferson County and the State of Colorado’s economy forward,” said Sam Bailey, President and CEO of the Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation. “This partnership of small and large businesses, the State of Colorado, Manufacturer’s Edge, and Colorado School of Mines embodies Jefferson County’s spirit of innovation, entrepreneurship, workforce development, and a shared interest of building the next great generation of advanced industries technologies.” (more…)

ADAPT receives $1.5M to link R&D, defense manufacturing

ADAPT has been awarded about $1.5 million by the Department of Defense to connect research and development centers with defense contractors via a centralized, artificially intelligent database, allowing manufacturers to respond more quickly to changing demands.

This first phase of the Mountain West Advanced Manufacturers Network is a joint project with the University of Utah and was awarded a total of $2.7 million by the Defense Department’s Office of Economic Adjustment. Read full story on Mines Newsroom>>

Leading 3D modeling firm Spatial joins ADAPT

Spatial Corp., the leading provider of 3-D software development toolkits for design, manufacturing and engineering solutions, has joined the Alliance for the Development of Additive Processing Technologies, a consortium operating out of Colorado School of Mines focused on accelerating the certification and qualification of 3-D-printed metal parts.

“Spatial will use its membership in ADAPT to bolster our technical expertise in additive manufacturing and strengthen our relationships in the industry,” said Ray Bagley, director of product management for 3-D modeling and additive manufacturing. “We also believe that our existing partnerships with many AM hardware and software providers can expand ADAPT’s capabilities,” he said. (more…)

Start-up Big Metal Additive joins ADAPT

A start-up specializing in larger and more complex 3-D metal printing is the newest member of the Alliance for the Development of Additive Processing Technologies, or ADAPT, a consortium operating out of Colorado School of Mines dedicated to creating next-generation data informatics and advanced characterization techniques in this rapidly growing branch of manufacturing.

“Colorado is the right place to be for this company launch, especially with the powerful technology support that comes with ADAPT expertise,” said Slade Gardner, founder of Big Metal Additive in Golden, who has worked at Lockheed Martin’s aeronautics and space systems companies. “I have been pioneering large additive manufacturing capabilities for aerospace and spacecraft applications for almost two decades and now I am excited to launch Big Metal Additive to satisfy complex designs that meet the needs of a broad range of customers.” (more…)

ADAPT hosts Gov. John Hickenlooper

Colorado School of Mines and Manufacturer’s Edge hosted Governor John Hickenlooper on September 30 to tour the Alliance for the Development of Additive Processing Technologies (ADAPT) advanced characterization center and meet with the center’s founding stakeholders. The governor also used the occasion to announce October as Manufacturing Month in Colorado. Read full story on the Mines Newsroom>>